Gazette, populace not on same page on guns
As a newspaper charged with reporting daily events, you should be aware of almost daily acts of home invasions and shootings in all kinds of settings.
The current national clamor for more restrictions on gun ownership has the obvious effect of causing the average citizen to anticipate more difficulty in getting firearms for defense. The mass enrollment in gun classes and applications for permits shows that many want to be trained and want to carry means of defense in a manner compliant with the law.
At this point, the weak, the unarmed and the isolated are all fair game for a violent and drug-driven subculture. If you have missed it, the populace has not.